Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (RQF)

(QRN – 601/8022/5)


Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (RCF) is aimed at those learners already working in a play setting. The purpose of the Focus Awards Level 2 Diploma in Playwork (NVQ) (RCF) is to develop the knowledge and skills of learners to competently carry out the role of a playworker. Learners will acquire the knowledge and understanding of the principles of playwork and ways to support children and young people’s play. The qualification also covers areas such as promoting positive behaviour/communication/health, safety, and wellbeing.

Qualification Structure

The learner must achieve all 45 credits from the 12 mandatory units in Group A and a minimum of 16 credits from the optional units in Group B.

Learner Entry Requirements

Learners should be competent in literacy and numeracy to help with elements of communication. This is at the discretion of the centre as they may decide to use diagnostic testing methods to ascertain how they can support learners.

Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

Age Range

Learners should be a minimum of 16 years old to undertake this qualification.

Geographical Coverage

This qualification has been accredited for use in England and Northern Ireland.

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title Unit Ref Level GLH Credit
Mandatory Units (Group A)
Playwork Principles H/600/9500 2 29 3
Working within a play environment with children and young people M/600/9502 2 17 4
Supporting Children and Young People’s Play F/600/9505 2 26 3
Relationships in the Play Environment L/600/9507 2 35 4
Health and safety in the Play Environment Y/600/9509 2 25 3
The Safeguarding and Welfare of Children and Young People in the Play Environment L/600/9510 2 15 2
Developing Own Playwork and Team Practice H/600/9514 2 25 3
Contribute to the Health, Safety, Security and Welfare of Children and Young People using the Play Environment Y/600/9526 2 30 5
Help to Improve Own Practice and the Work of the Playwork Team H/600/9528 2 30 4
Reflective Playwork Practice R/600/9511 3 20 3
Support Relationships in the Play Environment T/600/9520 3 30 4
Work with Children and Young People to Create Play Spaces and Support Freely Chosen Self-Directed Play L/600/9524 3 50 7
Optional Units (Group B)
Contribute to Providing Food and Drink in the Play Environment K/600/9529 2 55 8
Contribute to the Administration of the Play Environment Y/600/9543 2 50 8
Support the Travel of Children and Young People Outside the Play Environment M/600/9547 2 80 13
Facilitate a Specific Play Opportunity at Children or Young People’s Request K/600/9532 3 85 14
Support the Development of Playwork Opportunities in the Community T/600/9534 3 55 8
Contribute to Supporting Disabled Children and Young People in the Play Environment F/600/9536 3 80 15
Support Work with Parents and Carers in the Play Environment J/600/9540 3 70 12
Carry Out Playwork in a School Setting L/600/9541 3 65 11

Child Development and wellbeing